GibsonSingleton law firm awards “Texts=Wrecks” scholarship to New Kent High School student
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys finished our 2023 “Texts=Wrecks” campaign by awarding New Kent High School, Virginia graduate Madison Green a $1,000 college scholarship for winning our statewide essay contest, defeating 200 other applicants.
Ms. Green, the daughter of Kasey & James Green, will attend Old Dominion University this fall to study civil engineering.
In her winning essay, Green explains how she and a classmate created a YouTube video highlighting the dangers of texting while driving for a high school media class. The video, called “When will you be home?” was so effective that it won first place at the Virginia High School League 2022 Film Festival.
Ms. Green wrote: “I try to remind myself and the others around me of the importance of putting the phone down and operating a vehicle sober and safely. Making the video educating others and spreading knowledge of the things we should be grateful for makes me feel like I am doing something to change the people around me.”
GibsonSingleton Partner Ken Gibson said, “We applaud Madison’s winning essay and her goal of spreading the word about distracted driving through her outstanding video.”
Partner John Singleton added: “We urge all Virginians to put down their phones while driving. We invite parents of young drivers to use our agreement for safe driving with their teens from our website. We want also to remember to watch out for other drivers who are distracted because defensive driving saves lives.”
More information about safe driving and the teen safety agreement, along with Ms. Green’s winning essay and video, are available on gibsonsingleton.com. You can always contact me, Beth Gibson, [email protected], (804) 413-6777, for more safety information or to set up a speaker for your group.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.